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Our View: Never really knew Ganahl or perceived plan

Gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl cried quietly through her concession speech, paused to collect herself and showed a softness – a vulnerability – noticeably absent on the campaign trail....

Our View: Time to serve vets in ways they want

With Veterans Day on Friday, who do you think of when you hear the word veteran? Your son, neighbor, your wife or grandpa? To meet a local group of vets means being in a room with mostly men...

Our View: Ballot initiatives

Amendment D – 18th Judicial District – YES Amendment D is necessary and should be approved. Colorado’s newly formed 23rd Judicial District – Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties roughly sout...

Our View: Marking ballots for unopposed candidates matters

In every election, we have candidates running unopposed. Like all candidates, blank ovals outlined in red are next to their names. Certain seats – coroner, assessor, surveyor – are often un...

2022 Endorsements

U.S. Senate – Michael Bennet Democrat Michael Bennet has a strong record of delivering to the Southwest. Bennet worked harder than many over 13-plus years with accomplishments that include i...

Our View: Talk of decriminalized fentanyl vote not true

A large part of our work is sorting through election noise and getting to the truth. Here’s what we confirmed. Possessing or using fentanyl is absolutely a crime. Always has been. There was ...

Our View: Politics play out on Colo. school board

Actions and votes coming from Colorado’s board of education are so politicized, some members seem to have lost their way. Instead of bettering education for all students, decisions are lined...

Our View: Angler tests waters of river-use law

An email arrived from a local Democrat who refused to vote for Phil Weiser, based on the attorney general’s stance on the use of Colorado’s rivers, and private landowners and the public’s ri...

‘Yes’ on 7A: Upper Pine River fire district

Ballot Issue 7A asks voters if the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District may maintain the same rate of property tax it has levied since 2013. Voters approved an increase of 5.95 mills (m...

Our View: True political middle ideal

But tough to deliver, straddling extremes

Our View: ‘Yes’ on 2A: Put lodgers tax revenue to good use

In all the time we’ve talked about affordable and workforce housing in the Durango area, we have not moved the needle forward in creating solutions. Conversations remain the same. The lack o...

Our View: Stay the course with Polis

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl seem to be living in two wildly different states. In Polis’ Colorado, the future is bright, steady. Keeping his promise, Po...
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